Chapter 5. Flash

Guiding Questions

  • What is Flash?

  • Why is Flash ideal for a practice-centric instruction?

  • What is ActionScript?

  • How does Flash interact with other programs?

  • How can you distribute Flash applications?

  • What metaphor does Flash use?

  • Why is Flash ideal for web distribution?

  • How does Flash animate?

  • What is the principle of reuse?

Chapter Overview

In this chapter I will review the Flash software and describe why it is the most appropriate software instructional software applications. The strengths and weaknesses of Flash will be explored, and the software will be compared and contrasted with competing alternatives. After reading this chapter, you will understand how Flash can play a prominent role in online learning.

What Is Flash

Flash is a multimedia ...

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